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Bone spur at the bottom of my heal. Tried everything. Injections cold bottle. Medications. Etc. What's the next option?

Bone spur at the bottom of my heal. Tried everything. Injections cold bottle. Medications. Etc. What's the next option?

Plantar Fasciitis: Conservative treatments of plantar fasciitis consist of stretching and icing, physical therapy, night splints, orthotics and cortisone injections. There are other types of therapy, such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections and therapies to stimulate healing through your own bodies natural processes. If these fail, surgery is an option, but will permanently destabilize your arch. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I'm getting a bone scan on my back and where is the injection site?

I'm getting a bone scan on my back and where is the injection site?

Usual venous access: Intravenous injection of radiotracer tc 99m mdp in vein most of time at elbow, hand, etc. Usual sites of blood withdrawal. Lie on table with gamma camera positioned over areas of interest. Sometimes camera will go 360 degrees around patient to get tomography of spine. ...Read more

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For a bone scan what is the purpose of doing some scans before/during the injection of the tracer? I thought that the scans were after it was absorbed

For a bone scan what is the purpose of doing some scans before/during the injection of the tracer? I thought that the scans were after it was absorbed

Easy imaging...: It sounds like you are referring to a three phase bone scan (flow, blood pool, and delayed images). Early images can provide more information depending on what your condition is. Early images are helpful to look for osteomyelitis, RSD, and some other conditions and can help determine if a condition is acute or chronic. ...Read more

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Will smoking react with the radioactive injection I got today when having a bone scan?

Will smoking react with the radioactive injection I got today when having a bone scan?

Indirectly: Smoking in general is not good for your health, but does not interfere directly with study. Sometimes secondary effects such as cancer are detected on bone scan. ...Read more

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Doctors say that I should get injection in my back bone, iz this a right way for treatment? I cannot sit and bend.? Plz tell me solution.?

Doctors say that I should get injection in my back bone, iz this a right way for treatment? I cannot sit and bend.? Plz tell me solution.?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. Depending on why your back hurts can determine which injection maybe helpful. ...Read more

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What should be dose of vitamin d injection for 30 level of d? and -1.8 and -1.9 bmd level of bones.

What should be dose of vitamin d injection for 30 level of d? and -1.8 and -1.9 bmd level of bones.

Vitamin D3 is: Usually raised by taking 5000 Iu capsules, once daily. Please do what your doc says. 30 is just inside normal range. Experts say between 50 and 80 is optimal. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Got kidney removed 20 days b4 so the Injection given b4 Bone scan is it safe n whatever given through injection is tht excreated from body easily??

Got kidney removed 20 days b4 so the Injection given b4 Bone scan is it safe n whatever given through injection is tht excreated from body easily??

Yes...: The tracer which is given for bone scan is Technetium 99m MDP and it is excreted by the kidneys. The tracer is a radionuclide and has a physical half life of about 6 hours. This means that even if you had no kidneys, half of the tracer would have decayed by 6 hours. If you have kidney function, this will accelerate washout of tracer from your body and more than half will be gone by 6 hours. ...Read more

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Had a heated facet injection 29th Dec & I am still in agony, plus the base of my spine is sore. Is this normal? Also do they scrape the bone alot?

Had a heated facet injection 29th Dec & I am still in agony, plus the base of my spine is sore. Is this normal? Also do they scrape the bone alot?

Lumbar facet: Most lumbar facet injections provide relief within 7-10 days (some actually work sooner) There is minimal scrapping of the bone, if you r still in severe pain, get back with the dr who did the procedure right away ...Read more

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I have been on every med for r.A.& did not respond to any of them. 7 years of infusions, injections, &oral r.A.Meds. Joints now are bone on bone. Help?

I have been on every med for r.A.& did not respond to any of them. 7 years of infusions, injections, &oral r.A.Meds. Joints now are bone on bone. Help?

Replacement is next.: The indications for joint replacement is pain that fails to respond to nonoperative treatment. Sounds like you might be there. Consider seeing an orthopedist who specializes in joint replacements. He/she can evaluate your general health and discuss the risks and benefits with you. ...Read more

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AS causing narrowing of spinal canal, bone spurs pinching nerve c5/6 got injections on each side NO relief! What will work to relive pain? I'm hurting

Conservative methods: Conservative approaches to cervical osteophytes include cortisone shots (temporary, may need to be repeated), pain and muscle relaxing meds, physical therapy/massage, & rest. If this approach fails, surgery may be needed (laminectomy to remove osteophytes). See a pain specialist or neurosurgeon for discussion. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1144952-overview ...Read more

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SIS IS 82 AND HAS BONE ON BONE IN SHOULDER. INSTEAD OF REPLACEMENT WANTS TO GET SYNVISC (hylan g-f 20) INJECTIONS. INS WON'T PAY FOR SHOULDER ONES. WHAT IS RECOMM?

SIS IS 82 AND HAS BONE ON BONE IN SHOULDER. INSTEAD OF REPLACEMENT WANTS TO GET SYNVISC (hylan g-f 20) INJECTIONS. INS WON'T PAY FOR SHOULDER ONES. WHAT IS RECOMM?

See if orthopod: Can give a senior citizen discount? You can still pay cash for it if available, or done by the shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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Can epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Steroid: Too much steroid can cause osteoporosis no matter where it is placed. Oral, IV or epidural steroid may increase chance of osteoporosis. The amount of steroid used in epidural injection for a herniated disk is less than the amount of steroid consumed as a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack taken orally to treat the same symptoms. Generally, though, we do not recommend more than 3 steroid injections in 6 months. ...Read more

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Could epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Could epidural steroid injections for back pain cause bone deterioration?

Yes and No: Osteoporosis after any sort of steroid exposure can occur. Usually this requires repeated chronic long term exposure after several years. Based on your age, unless you have previous exposure to oral steroids or have had significant exposure to epidural steroid injections I would not be too concerned yet. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take voveran injection daily for pain management for bone cancer. What would b d side effects. If not can lorsaid inj can b taken daily?

Is it safe to take voveran injection daily for pain management for bone cancer. What would b d side effects. If not can lorsaid inj can b taken daily?

Voveran: Voveran is diclofenac which is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Yes its generally safe, but if this is the only pain med, its not nearly as effective as a narcotic in this situation. ...Read more

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I have facet joint degeneration. It's gotten worse. It feels like bone rubbing bone. What can I do? I'm tired onf injections and they don't wor

I have facet joint degeneration. It's gotten worse. It feels like bone rubbing bone. What can I do? I'm tired onf injections and they don't wor

Hard to Say: Without evaluating you fully what to do. Recommend if you are not getting relief, seek another opinion. See a Pain/Spine specialist that is fellowship trained and has understanding of the musculoskeletal system like a physiatrist. ...Read more

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My trusted periodontist to do sinus augmentation since needs 3 mm more of bone for #14 implant. I will have local injections for this. Should I worry?

My trusted periodontist to do sinus augmentation since needs 3 mm more of bone for #14 implant. I will have local injections for this. Should I worry?

Common Procedure: There are different approaches to sinus augmentation, with some less invasive than others. Your trusted periodontist can discuss the technique planned for your surgery and provide you with more information regarding your concerns. An internal sinus augmentation can certainly be performed comfortably and safely under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Hello, my son is 11 and he is 5'3. his endocrine dr wants to start injections of Lupron even though his bone age is already that of a 16 year old. Do?

Hello, my son is 11 and he is 5'3. his endocrine dr wants to start injections of Lupron even though his bone age is already that of a 16 year old. Do?

Endocrine: His bone age shows he is growing too quickly and the medication is to slow it down. You have questions for your endocrinologist ...Read more

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